Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

Redevelopment Project Update - Feb 2010

We are nearing completion of the Detailed Business Case to support redevelopment of our existing indoor Riding Arena and attached stables and barn.

Over the past two months the consultant for the project:

  • Prepared building configuration and alternative location plans for the new project elements
  • Displayed the alternatives in the WELCA’s Community Room from December 16 – January 15
  • Obtained over twenty written comments on the alternatives from those who viewed the display
  • Continued with the development of the financial aspects of the project including capital and operating costs

There was almost unanimous agreement by viewers of the display and the Project’s Steering Committee that any development alternative that required a temporary closing of the existing facility was unacceptable. Alternatives to redevelop the facility on the site of the existing arena have been dropped from consideration.

The project in its entirety comprises approximately 145,000 square feet (13,500 square metres) of building space.

We are scheduling to complete the Detailed Business Case in March 2010 at which time it will be submitted to the City for consideration.

A fund-raising feasibility study has been commissioned by the Board to determine the extent that project funds can be raised to supplement any government funding available.

Upcoming Events

Wildrose Schooling Shows

July 8/9

Pony Up Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 3-7 Ages 4-6 in the morning / Ages 7-9 in the afternoon
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Horsing Around Camp (M-F)

July 10-14 Ages 9-14
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Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 17-21 Ages 9- Adult

Old Barn Auction Sale

July 15 Viewing: 11am - 3pm / Auction: 3:30pm

River Valley Horse Show

July 20-23

Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

July 24-28 Ages 9-14
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Pony Club Show

July 29/30

Horsing Around Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

August 7-11 Ages 9-14
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Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 10-13

Pony Up Day Camp (M-F) SOLD OUT

August 14-18 Ages 4-9 in the morning / Ages 4-9 in the afternoon
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Pony Up 1/2 Day Camps SOLD OUT

August 21-25 Ages 4-9 in the morning / Ages 4-9 in the afternoon
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Advanced Equine Massage Course

Aug 07-Sept 15

ANR Pony Club Regional Horse Show

August 18-20

Equine Massage Course

Sept 30-Oct 06

Whitemud Equine Centre Riding Arena – Grand Opening

October 21

Horse Racing Alberta

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